This position is located in the East Asia and Pacific Division at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster, Video Journalist with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing, shooting and editing original video packages for multimedia platforms. Work requires professional fluency in Mandarin and English.Learn more about this agency
THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT
Note: Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow, and Blue Metro lines.
INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all United States civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of five networks broadcasting in 61 languages that include the Voice of America, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti), and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. The International Broadcasting Bureau provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions.
This vacancy is being advertise under Delegated Examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Excepted Service procedures for all non-U.S. citizens under announcement number NC-10059279-18-JB..
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Duties include, but are not limited to:
-Serves simultaneously as solo producer; reporter, videographer, video editor, for television and digital news and feature stories for a competitive, quality level international media market. Handles audio and lighting elements on assignment.
-Uses a variety of sources including area experts, social media, daily newspapers, or magazines. Prepares integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced scripts, television packages that capture the attention of the audience. Content is typically complex and sensitive and involve controversial subjects.
Edits video using Adobe Premier, Photoshop.
-In collaboration with the Division's Bridge Editor, is responsible for making certain video packages are available in English in a timely manner. Mandarin stories and the English versions translated and produced around the same time. This includes translating into the English-language.
-Creates and edits compelling video content for online platforms to be aired, social media, and streamed or downloaded onto compatible devices. Combines stunning visual effects and live action video to create high-impact videos.
-Set up lighting and audio equipment for location work; operates the portable equipment and works with the other production staff in pre-production planning and production.
-Responsible for making foreign language and English-language video packages.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All U.S. Citizens
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